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Monday, November 2, 2009

Northeast Power Alliance opens office in Syracuse

The Northeast Power Alliance (NEPA), a joint-venture company that won a $1 billion contract with National Grid, has opened a new office in downtown Syracuse.  The 25,000 sq ft site, located in the historic Clinton Exchange building, will house 140 engineers, project managers and support staff.

NEPA and New Energy Alliance (NEA) secured contracts with National Grid to help deliver investment in the U.S. electric network.  Together, both contracts are expected to last an initial five years and deliver up to $1.7 billion in projects that will reinforce the backbone of the National Grid system which spans New England and New York.  NEPA will work on substations and transmission lines in National Grid's network in Upstate New York, and NEA will work in New England.  National Grid owns more than 8,600 miles of electricity transmission lines.

National Grid is one of the nation's largest electricity and gas delivery companies, serving approximately 3.3 million electric customers in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York and Rhode Island, and managing the network on Long Island through an agreement with the Long Island Power Authority.  It is the largest distributor of natural gas in the northeastern U.S., serving approximately 3.4 million customers.  National Grid also owns more than 4,000 megawatts of contracted electricity generation that provides power to more than one million LIPA customers.